Staying healthy this Halloween

Being healthy involves what you put in, on, and around your body.

As Halloween approaches, along with changes in temperatures, you may be reaching more for face paint and moisturizing creams to add to your body. Before you reach just any product take a look at the ingredients. Can you pronounce them? If not, then what in the heck are you putting on your largest organ that then filters into your body?

 

I have to admit being in Nicaragua, Ometepe, is not the best option for my skin due to the water and limited products available. Initially I was using Palmolive soap which left my skin feeling yucky and sticky until I came across a completely natural bar of soap with tea tree oil. The price tag was astronomical, $140 cordobas or $5 for a bar of soap. Yet the feeling I received as my skin felt soft and actually clean was priceless. I had brought my own shampoo and fortunately was able to find this all natural shampoo at a local salon.
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Sadly, we have to now pay a higher price for living healthywith all natural products yet that’s in the short term. In the long term we benefit from staying healthy longer as we are more focused on what we put in and on our bodies.
 
Recently, a client asked what beauty products should be avoided and as the universe would have it, I received an informative email highlighting the top 10 toxic chemicals to avoid. As not to repeat an already beautifully written article, I offer it you by clicking here for the top 10 toxic chemicals to avoid.
Thankfully there are growing companies dedicated to keeping you safe, such as Annmarie, Burt’s Bees, DoTerra, and Pangea to name a few. Here are a few of my favorite resources and tips to staying safe all year long regardless of where you are.
Beauty Tips:
  • You may pay more initially yet the lasting health outcome is well worth it.
  • Avoid items that list “fragrance” and choose essential oils.
  • If you cannot pronounce the ingredients, don’t buy it.
  • Choose organic only if it has the USDA organic symbol.
  • Avoid lead products; Common places to find lead are lipsticks and deodorant.
  • Natural does not always mean safe, always read the ingredients and when in doubt ask.
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Peace and love,
Paty,

La Mariposa
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Making a wish

Wednesday marked another year around the Earth for me. I honestly can’t believe I’m now 38 years old. Yes, I kid you not that is my true age although I still feel (and sometimes act) like I’m in my early 30s. I feel blessed to have the opportunity each year to celebrate my birthday differently as I’m usually in another location with other people. Wherever I am, I give thanks that I’ve made it another year, another day. I cannot help but think every year that my older sister never made it this far, thus reminding me how the present is such a gift.

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This year I celebrated my birthday in Ometepe, Nicaragua. The morning began as I always do with gratitude and a meditation for a beautiful day. I then joined my colleagues at a local community health center to teach a group of pregnant women about the 4 levels of energy that are important to maintain balance. (I’ll be working on a video about this class once I’m back in the states) Then celebrated my birthday with NDI colleagues in the afternoon and then in the evening celebrated with my host family eating local food, ice cream, and cake. They were simple yet joyous celebrations because my heart was overflowing with loving energy. Throughout the day when I was connected to the internet I checked my numerous connections to the world outside (Facebook, text, voicemails, whatsapp, and emails) and happily received love from so many people.

I’m so thankful that I can continue to live a life full of gratitude, service, and joy as I choose to follow a path that has transformed me in ways I often can’t describe in words. I have found my purpose in life and I’m creating a business that fulfills each cell of my body even though many times I am petrified of taking another step. Fears such as “What if I fail and my family was right, I should have stayed in a comfortable and secure job with benefits? What if I succeed and all of my dreams come true, even though I don’t know what they are? What if this path continues to bring me joy yet doesn’t bring me true love because of my inability to stay in one place?” swarm throughout my brain from time to time.

When these doubts come into my mind and heart, I ask for strength from Spirit to please guide and support me. I then remember to take a breath and choose what to do next to keep focused on my goals and path. Failure simply implies that I need to fix the mistakes that I made and success is what I envision it to be. It’s really the journey that I have found to be the most impactful.

So, now that I’m 38 years old my goals are to continue to expand my business and empower myself to be the best that I can be. I continue to step into my big girl shoes as I make mistakes, learn from them, and walk on with a smile on my face. To embrace those around me and give thanks for the support they have shared with me. I will continue to lose people along the journey yet will be filled with their memories and what they have taught me. All I have control over is where I chose to direct my focus and to keep steady with one foot in front of the other. I release the expectations others have for me and create my own reality while surrounded by people who support me.

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Best of all I’m going to continue jamming to the music life has to offer. Speaking of music, here’s an awesome song to inspire you today and rise up. Click here and dance, dance, dance!!

How do you celebrate your birthday? What ways do you make your birthday special?

Please respond and share your favorite birthday!

My mission is to offer you health-related insights, practical tips, inspiration and stories that will support you in living balanced towards a happy and healthy life as you embrace your joy and purpose along your healing journey.

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Peace and love,   Paty, La Mariposa